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Cannabis ChemLab blazes the trail as South Dakota's pioneering testing laboratory, breaking ground as the first in the state. From humble beginnings to industry leader, its journey embodies innovation, resilience, and a commitment to excellence in cannabis testing.


Raising the Bar: Setting New Standards in Cannabis Testing

At Cannabis ChemLab, our mission is clear: to ensure the safety, quality, and integrity of cannabis products through rigorous testing and analysis. We are dedicated to providing accurate, reliable results that empower consumers, producers, and regulators to make informed decisions. Our commitment to excellence and adherence to industry standards drive every aspect of our work, as we strive to uphold the highest standards of integrity and transparency in the cannabis industry.

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Our Journey So Far


Cannabis ChemLab is Founded

Cannabis ChemLab was founded with just one lab employee, marking the beginning of our journey to establish a trusted testing facility in the South Dakota cannabis industry.



As the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program came online, Cannabis ChemLab geared up to tackle METRC and incoming samples.


Origin Story

Cannabis ChemLab

Jared Nieuwenhuis (He/Him)

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In the annals of entrepreneurial lore, there exists a tale of resilience, innovation, and unwavering dedication to excellence—the story of Cannabis ChemLab. Rooted in the soil of adversity yet nurtured by the waters of determination, it stands as a beacon of scientific rigor and integrity in the ever-evolving landscape of cannabis testing.

At the heart of this narrative lies Jared Nieuwenhuis, a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for precision and a relentless pursuit of progress. Jared's journey began amidst the fertile fields of East Prairie Laboratories, where he honed his craft testing soil, plant tissue, and other agricultural samples. His dedication to accuracy and unwavering commitment to quality were the cornerstones of his work.

However, fate had a different script in mind. In 2020, Jared ran for state house, driven by a desire to make a difference in his community. Yet, despite his best efforts, he faced discrimination and prejudice, a harsh reminder of the obstacles encountered by those who dare to challenge convention by standing against hateful rhetoric directed towards the LGBTQIA2S+ community, of which Jared is a proud member. In the aftermath, Jared lost East Prairie Laboratories, a setback that could have spelled the end of his entrepreneurial dreams.

Undeterred by adversity and fueled by an unyielding spirit, Jared embarked on a new odyssey—one fueled by a vision to revolutionize cannabis testing. In partnership with the Flandreau Santee Sioux, Jared forged a pioneering alliance that would shape the destiny of the cannabis industry in South Dakota. Together, they blazed a trail as champions of cannabis business, with Cannabis ChemLab emerging as a testament to their shared commitment to progress and inclusivity.

From its modest beginnings to its current status as a titan of cannabis testing, Cannabis ChemLab has traversed a remarkable path. What began as a humble venture has blossomed into a thriving ecosystem of scientific expertise, driven by a diverse team of passionate professionals.

Amidst the corridors of Cannabis ChemLab's  facilities, the spirit of innovation reigns supreme. Here, cutting-edge technology converges with rigorous scientific inquiry, propelling the boundaries of possibility ever forward.

Yet, amidst the challenges and triumphs, it is essential to acknowledge Jared Nieuwenhuis's resilience and courage. His journey serves as an inspiration to all who aspire to defy the odds and carve their path in the world, undeterred by the barriers that society may erect.

As the saga of Cannabis ChemLab unfolds, it serves as a testament to the transformative power of perseverance, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence. In its corridors, the echoes of progress reverberate, as each day brings new discoveries, new innovations, and new milestones in the quest for a safer, more transparent cannabis industry.

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